Author(s): Leigh Hobbs
LEIGH HOBBS: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2016-17..Life is full of surprises at the Boubles Grand Hotel. Luckily, Mr Badger is on hand to cope with any situation...Join in the fun and read all four hilarious Mr Badger stories in one volume: Mr Badger and the Big Surprise, Mr Badger and the Missing Ape, Mr Badger and the Difficult Duchess and Mr Badger and the Magic Mirror.
Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2011. Shortlisted for APA Design Awards: Brown Prior Anderson Best Designed Children's Fiction Book 2011 and KOALA (Kids Own Australian Literature Awards): Younger Readers 2011.
"Its whimsical nature makes for an entertaining chapter book." "Booklist"on"Mr Badger and the Missing Ape""
Leigh Hobbs works across a wide range of artistic mediums, but is best known for his children's books featuring Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, the Freaks in 4F, Mr Badger and Mr Chicken. Old Tom is also a popular TV series, and Leigh has won every major Australian children's choice award. Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards, is a bestseller at Paris's Louvre Bookshop, was adapted for the stage by NIDA, and was shortlisted for the CBCA Awards - as were Horrible Harriet and Old Tom's Holiday. Since childhood, Leigh has had a passion for art, architecture, classical music, English history.and London, a place he finds endlessly fascinating and visits regularly.